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Who loves recipes with Wild Blueberries?! We have a treat for you!
Earlier this year, the Wild Blueberry Association of North America challenged the members of the Recipe ReDux to create healthy recipes highlighting the unique flavor of wild blueberries. As the first and only recipe challenge founded by registered dietitians, The Recipe ReDux is focused on making delicious dishes healthier. Food-savvy dietitians Regan Jones, Serena Ball and Deanna Segrave-Daly – The Recipe ReDux Moderators – founded the group on the belief that healthier eating should always taste great. As the Latin term “redux” means to revisit or reinvent, the Recipe ReDux is reinventing healthy eating with a taste-first approach.
The grand prize winner of the Recipe ReDux challenge and two runner up winners will be announced March 10.
Following are a few of our favorite recipes from the challenge. We are thrilled with how enthusiastic and creative everyone was and how delicious the results have been. We hope you will try some of these recipes and let us know what you think.
Wild Blueberry & Goat Cheese Hand Pies from Danielle of Food Confidence from Danielle, a registered dietitian and nutritionist who blogs at Food Confidence. Danielle was excited to create a recipe for Wild Blueberries both because of their flavor and what she describes as “their awesome antioxidant and anti-inflammatory powers.”
Wild Blueberry Polenta with Grilled Onions and Sausage from Mireya of My Healthy Eating Habits created this savory dish – find the recipe here. Mireya is a graduate of the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco, and alumni of Le Cordon Bleu. She eats Wild Blueberries for their taste, health benefits, and low calories.
Who wouldn’t want to get up early or rush home from the gym to make this Wild Blueberry, Coconut and Ginger Smoothie? Recipe can be found on An Avocado Today blog. Rachael, a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator out did herself with this one! While writing her blog post, she learned about the potential anti-cancer benefits of pterostilbene, a natural substance found in the skin of the fruit.
There is a good chance you will be asking for second servings if you make the recipe for this Wild Blueberry Lemon Cream Cheese Pound Cake. Anne Danahy, the blogger behind Craving Something Healthy is a registered dietitian and nutritionist, who is passionate about teaching people how to take the science of nutrition and get it onto their plates. Danahy wrote “I actually don’t think desserts are half bad, as long as you keep an eye on how much you eat, AND you use healthy ingredients in your recipe. That’s why I was so excited to develop a dessert recipe using Wild Blueberries. They are one of the healthiest little fruits you can eat.”
Check back next week for more recipes from the RecipeReDux contest!
Wild Blueberries: Frozen for Peak Flavor and Nutrition
Most frozen vegetables and fruits (like Wild Blueberries) are frozen immediately after harvest, so all the goodness is locked in. Wild Blueberries, which are frozen fresh at harvest, are preserved at their peak and maintain their rich flavor and antioxidant goodness. They also maintain their shape, color, flavor and nutritional value in cooking and baking.
For more Wild Blueberry recipes, and additional research about their incredible health benefits, visit www.wildblueberries.com.